Latest addition to the bookshelves of the leading book shop in Peasedown St. John!
Daughter of Empire: Life as a Mountbatten by Pamela Hicks
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2012
Hardback with Dust Jacket over Blue boards with Gilt titling to Spine
A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;
From the cover: Pamela Mountbatten was born at the end of the 1920s into one of Britains grandest families. The daughter of Lord Louis Mountbatten and his glamorous wife Edwina Ashley, she was brought up by nannies and governesses as she was often parted from her parents as they dutifully carried out their public roles.
A solitary child, she learned to occupy her days lost in a book, riding or playing with the familys animals (which included at different times a honey bear, chameleons, a bush baby, two wallabies, a lion, a mongoose and a coati mundi). Her parents vast social circle included royalty, film stars, senior service officers, politicians and celebrities. Noel Coward invited Pamela to watch him filming; Douglas Fairbanks Jr. dropped in for tea and Churchill would call for a word with Dickie . After the war, Pamela truly came of age in India, while her parents were the Last Viceroy and Vicereine. This introduction to the country would start a life-long love affair with the people and the place.
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